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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Friday, December 14, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

At what other market can you do all your food...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Monday, December 17, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Lefferts Historic House

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, August 12 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance as we go behind the scenes at Lefferts Historic House, and  learn about Dutch-American architecture and the changing landscape of Brooklyn. Explore behind-the-scenes storage areas and hear stories about rarely seen collections items. These special one-hour Behind the Scenes Tours are offered bi-monthly.

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Admission

$10, Registration Required
Prospect Park

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, August 12 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2018

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Please note there will not be a regular tour on Sunday, October 14, due to Open House New York. Learn more on the OHNY website.

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Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members receive a $5 discount on the Prospect Park Walking Tour.  

Already a member? Contact membership@prospectpark.org for more information.

Admission

$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, Advanced Registration Required
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, August 12 , 9 am – 3 pm, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, August 12 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Admission

Free

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, August 12 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Animal Encounter, 11 am–12 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11 am.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 12 pm–1 pm: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided.  This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, August 12 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography at the Lefferts Historic House for Faces and Stories of Prospect Park. A photo testament to the individuals, couples, families, friends, and even canines, that make up the vibrant landscape of Prospect Park.

Virginia L. S. Freire is a fine art portrait artist and visual storyteller. Her boutique portrait studio specializes in creating artful portraits telling extraordinary stories that will endure over generations. She is a Brooklyn native with a home-based studio in Prospect Heights where she lives with her husband and two children in the brownstone where she grew up just blocks from Prospect Park. 

Visit her website here and view this photo testament from June 7th to January 1st, 2019 at the Lefferts Historic House. 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Sunday, August 12 , 2 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in August at the Imagination Playground for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Discover fun and exciting tales as you gather around Peter and Willie, the statue of two beloved Keats characters. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Zoo

Calypso at the Zoo

Sunday, August 12 , 10 am – 5 pm, 2018

Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in August for a zoo-themed West Indian carnival with steelpan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts, and of course, Caribbean culture. Learn about the unique wildlife of the Caribbean islands and about conservation work in the Caribbean by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Admission

Free with Admission

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South West Corner Near Park Circle

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy's Fishing Clinics

Sunday, August 12 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance educators in these fun, free fishing clinics! Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Macy's Family Fishing Clinics, 1 pm + 3 pm:  Enjoy catch-and-release fishing, while  learning about local fish species, fishing safety and  how to use the tackle. Suited for families with children under 8. This hour long program starts promptly at 1 pm and then again at 3 pm; late participants cannot be accommodated. Pre-registration is recommended at Eventbrite.com. Limited walk-in spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Family Birdwatching, 4 pm–5 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 4 pm.

Admission

Free
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Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Sunday, August 12 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Enjoy the summer with Prospect Park Alliance’s fin and feather programs around the park! Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Family Birdwatching, 12 pm-1 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds?  After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

  • Gone Fishin' Clinics, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm:  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fishing? Join Prospect Park Alliance to catch-and-release fish right here in Prospect Park!  Participants will learn about local fish species, responsible fishing practices, and instruction on how to use our spin-casting rods. Instruction, tackle, and bait will be provided. Pop-Up II is suited for individuals over 8. This hour long program starts promptly at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, late participants cannot be accommodated.

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Soap and Bubbles

Sunday, August 12 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House and give us a hand pulling weeds in the garden, then take a break and get clean playing with giant bubbles!

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Brooklyn Historical Society

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

All Day, Sunday, August 12, 2018

On view through March 2019

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as “Brooklyn’s Backyard” for 150 years. 

The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays. 

Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society website for hours of operation.